Washington Wizards: Wizards look for third straight as they take on the Hawks

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Coming off a recent victory against the New York Knicks, the Washington Wizards visit the Atlanta Hawks in search of their third consecutive win.

Finally the Washington Wizards were able to get to double-digit wins as they beat the New York Knicks 110-107. This also put them 1.5 games back of the 8th seed with a 10-14 record. This is improvement, but the team still has a long ways to go.

The Atlanta Hawks have a lot of young talent on their roster and have yet to find stability this season. Trae Young has had his ups and downs thus far this season and been somewhat inconsistent. Besides Young, no one really stands out besides the ageless wonder Vince Carter. Wednesday’s game will be the first meeting between these two teams.

Let’s take a look at tonight’s matchup.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks

When: Wednesday, December 5

Where: State Farm Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 7:30 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Lumbar microdisectomy procedure-Out),

Hawks: Taurean Prince (Left Ankle-Out), Dewayne Dedmon (Flu-Probable), Jeremy Lin (Ankle-Probable), Alex Poythress (Ankle-Out)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Tomas Satoransky, F-Otto Porter, C-Thomas Bryant

Hawks: G-Trae Young, G-Kevin Huerter, F-DeAndre Bembry, F-John Collins, C-Dewayne Dedmon


In all honesty, this game shouldn’t even be close. The Wizards should seize control of this matchup early on. Atlanta is young, but they can let it fly from 3-point range, so Washington can’t let the Hawks dictate the pace of the game

This will also be a good game for the Wizards to continue on their defensive improvements. Atlanta allows a league-worst 22.6 points per game off of turnovers. In addition, the Hawks also turn the ball 18.2 times per game, which is another league worst statistic.

Based off these numbers, the Wizards, especially John Wall and Bradley Beal, should be able to get a significant amount of points in transition tonight. Atlanta will have their hands full with Wall and Beal. Trae Young and Kevin Huerter won’t be able to stop these two defensively. Expect the All-Star backcourt to go for 20+ points each.

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Not many teams allow more points than Washington, but Atlanta is giving up 117.7 points per game, which is another category that is a league worst. The Hawks only hope of winning this game is if they control of the paint and make a high percentage of their 3-point attempts.

Final Score- ATL-109, WSH-122

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